Community Capacity Building Fund Grant

We’re now accepting grant applications for the Community Capacity Building Fund! We have $40,000 to invest in projects and would like to maximize impact by funding a variety of projects in both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations/social enterprises. The intent of the funding is to strengthen our communities by supporting projects that improve opportunities for growth and/or success…

Province Launches “Ontario Made” Program

As the province safely and gradually reopens, Ontario is starting down the road to growth, renewal and economic recovery. That’s why the Ontario government is proud to support the launch of the Ontario Made program from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). This new program will promote the many world-class goods that are made across the…

Masks Mandatory in Simcoe Muskoka

Effective July 13, 2020, owners or operators of all businesses, organizations and public transit services in Simcoe and Muskoka must have policies in place to restrict people from entering if they are not wearing a non-medical mask or face covering. Best efforts shall be made to only allow entry to customers wearing a face covering. The face…

Lakehead University Mitacs Business Strategy Internships

In collaboration with Mitacs, Lakehead’s Faculty of Business Administration is pleased to offer six Business Strategy Internships to returning Lakehead students, for Fall-Winter 2020-21.  Awards are in the amount of $10,000 for students to undertake a strategic project with a small or medium-sized company (SME) or not-for-profit organization. The partner organization and the Faculty of…

Enabling Accessibility Fund

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. EAF aims to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to take part in community activities, programs and services, or to access employment. To receive funding, your organization must be a: not-for-profit organization business…

FedDev Ontario and partners to assist nearly 23,000 Ontario businesses in embracing online commerce

The Government of Canada invests $50 million towards helping businesses across the region adopt digital technologies to recover from the pandemic and emerge stronger Helping businesses in the wake of COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on businesses of all sizes across the country. In particular, retail-oriented main street businesses have suffered…